"Remember Them Still" Poem
Description
Bayley, Patricia L.
, Author
Media Type
Video
Text
Item Type
Video recordings
Date of Original
2020
Date Of Event
2020
Playing Time
00:02:45
Personal Name(s)
Bayley, Patricia L.
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.88342 Longitude: -78.93287
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.88342 Longitude: -78.93287
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Copyright Statement
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Copyright Date
2020
Contact
Whitby Public Library
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405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario L1N 6A1

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Transcription

REMEMBER THEM STILL

Like everything else it’s different this year.

Tradition is changing, with many a tear.

Though sombre it’s true,we remember them still

who sacrificed life and went over the hill

to their deaths ,full of honour , cut off in their prime,

the waste and the sadness ,a part of all time.

This new war we’re battling , cut to the quick

constrains all our lives as we hear the clock tick,

and remembering then on that special day

in November the heroes who died in the fray

in those battles and wars supposed to end war.

We are saddened to think of the ones gone before.

The numbers are shrinking , old folks full of risk,

not braving the cold, numbed cheeks or winds brisk.

In the Cenotaph’s shadow up on the hill,

flanked by reduced numbers , those serving us still.

No cadets’ earnest faces will witness lament ,

or hear “Flander’s Field “ on the dampest cement.

In our homes, on our streets, so quiet and still,

The Last Post will echo . REMEMBER THEM STILL.

L. Patricia Bayley.

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"Remember Them Still" Poem